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tvano

inflating turn balls and boat guides

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tvano

i've just busted 3 inflating needles trying to poke the d#%$ thing into the turn ball valve.

i must have missed that life lesson while growing up in rural america.

is there a magic chant or some simple method that you can share?

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ibelieve

I've had the same problem when using a small hand pump. If you use a small compressor with a blower nozzle, you can push the nozzle up against the hole in the ball and pull the trigger ... it will inflate in a hurry without having to insert anything into the hole.

/Steve

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skicrave

Did you lubricate the needle before putting it in (stay away from the jokes, as tempting as they may be)?

I've never had that problem.

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VinRLX

A little soap and/or water on the needle. But I've broken them as well.

Jason, if you've never bent the shaft, perhaps you've been waaayyyy too gentle with your equipment??? :lol:

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skicrave

I thought about putting a disclaimer in for you specifically, Jack, but then i figured that was unnecessary. I should have known better. :Doh:

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VinRLX

Who, me? Dontknow.gif

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tvano

yup, i've lubed the needle prior to attempting insertion.

was hoping to carry the spare balls w/o inflating them and use a hand pump prior to floating them.

thanks for the feedback, buoys.

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